A food packaging and crockery business which started with a pack of six blue rolls, has just undergone a large refurbishment of it’s Blyth shop.
Parts4U started as a small venture which included setting up a stall at Blyth Market selling little more than gloves and blue roll.
A little over a year later, and the business is nicely settled in a retail premise on Croft Road in Blyth.
Business owner Chris Mowbray said: “Known by many as ‘the old trophy shop’, the shop has seen a dramatic change, both inside and out, since its shelves held awards and rosettes.
“‘The Purple Shop’, as friends have termed it, was in quite a state of disrepair when Parts4U first moved in.
“The refurbishment has transformed the shop into a bright and modern workplace, and has been completed using recycled materials where possible.”
“Parts4U aims to support local businesses of all sizes, and to provide quality products at value prices,” added Chris.
“We want to return to traditional business values; personalising distribution once more for local businesses.”
As a distributor of consumable and disposable products, Parts4U offers services in paper hygiene, cleaning and laundry supplies, disposable gloves, catering disposables and food packaging, glassware, barware and tableware.
Chris added: “We have the potential to become a large company, which would bring some more much needed jobs to Blyth, and would bring more revenue into the town.
“I started the business with a pack of six blue rolls, and a derelict show room.
“I now have around 300 clients.”